Joe Gibbs Takes Dayton 500 Trophy to Steak ‘n Shake

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Joe Gibbs Racing broke a 23-year drought at the Daytona 500 Sunday when Denny Hamlin barely eked out Matt Kenseth to take the checkered flag.

How did the three-time Super Bowl champ celebrate the occasion? Nothing major. Gibbs and some of the crew just decided to bask in the glory of winning the one race people care about over at Steak ‘n Shake:

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This probably seems random for non-NASCAR people, but it’s apparently tradition — details from Fox Sports:

“When we won that first 500, we didn’t know what to do. We went in the Winner’s Circle and got Gatorade thrown all over us and grabbed the trophy and were out the back,” he said. “So we’re driving down the street with the family and everything and (wife) Pat and everybody saw Steak ‘n Shake and pulled in there and spent the next hour with the fans in there. A few of them were … lit up, but it was a typical fan group. We had more fun in the parking lot taking pictures. Then we want to Steak ‘n Shake after the Brickyard last year. It kind of became a tradition.

“So I said last night, ‘We’re going.’ We were down there, we had the trophy and the guys were in there, it was fun because they recognize you and then they all want to take pictures and everything, so we hung out there for a while, had a shake and wanted to make sure we held up our end of the tradition.”

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Looks like Joe destroyed his shake:

Check this out: @Chrisw265 won the Hashtag 500 and he's a huge @KyleBusch @InterstateBatts fan! #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/85ewQLZ6ai

— Joe Gibbs Racing 🚗🏁 (@JoeGibbsRacing) February 22, 2016

 

Joe chowing down on a burger and fries after a Kyle Busch victory in 2015:

Celebratory dinner! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/UQfVW31XFV

— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) July 27, 2015

 

[Photos via @JoeGibbsRacing]